Shale Revolution Accelerates Chemicals Industry

by Tim Maverick
Submitted by Wall St. Daily as part of our contributors program Shale Revolution Accelerates Chemicals Industry By Tim Maverick, Commodities Correspondent It certainly is a good time for the $800-billion U.S. chemicals industry. Accor...
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The Philippines: A Safe Haven for Investors

by Martin Hutchinson
Submitted by Wall St. Daily as part of our contributors program The Philippines: A Safe Haven for Investors By Martin Hutchinson, World Banking Analyst Governments around the world have been printing money and running huge budget defi...
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Toyota’s Mirai Goes the Distance

by Chris Worthington
By Chris Worthington, Editor-in-Chief of Income In 1997, Toyota ( TM ) introduced its first hybrid electric vehicle, the Prius. Nearly 20 years later, the automotive landscape has changed significantly, and hybrids have been surpassed by so-c...
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Why We Believe That The DirecTV-AT&T Merger Is Almost A Done deal

by Trefis Team
In a recent SEC filing, AT&T  (NYSE:T) and  DirecTV  (NASDAQ:DTV) announced that they have elected to extend the “termination date” of their merger agreement for a short period of time. We take the extension of this date as a positive sign as...
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Alcoa Closes Brazilian Smelter As Part Of Ongoing Portfolio Transformation Process

by Trefis Team
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has announced the permanent closure of its Poços de Caldas primary aluminum smelter in Brazil, a move that will better align the company’s operations with the current subdued aluminum pricing environment. The reduction of sm...
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These Scenarios Could Lift Our Valuation of Oracle by 30%

by Trefis Team
Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) is the world’s second largest software vendor and specializes in database software. With annual revenues of $39 billion in calendar 2014 and current market capitalization of over $180 billion, it is preceded by only Micr...
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Roche’s Expansion In Africa Is a Good Long Term Move, Though The Immediate Opportunity is Small

by Trefis Team
Roche Holdings (NASDAQ:RHHBY) plans to expand its reach in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years. The company aims to get an additional patient pool of 56,000 by 2020 by leveraging its strength and expertise in oncology and other relevant d...
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Why Qualcomm Has Ruled Against The Spin-Off Of Its Chip Business In The Offing?

by Trefis Team
Qualcomm  (NASDAQ:QCOM) has been on the defensive in recent months, uncharacteristically so.  March-period earnings were strong, though the company lowered full year guidance, as we noted at the time.  Contributing to the diminished outlook was t...
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Banks Pocket Handsome M&A Fees As Industry Witnesses Strongest Quarter Since The Downturn

by Trefis Team
The global M&A industry saw investment banks help companies close deals worth $820 billion for the second quarter of the year according to data released by Thomson Reuters. This is 23% higher than the $667 billion figure for the previous quar...
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Sprint Mulls The End Of Unlimited Data; How Could It Impact The Stock?

by Trefis Team
Sprint  (NYSE:S) CEO Marcelo Claure recently indicated that the carrier might increase prices on unlimited data plans later this year. The carrier could also potentially eliminate these plans in the future, following the lead of Verizon (NYSE:VZ)...
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JetBlue’s Mint Service May Pose A Threat To Delta’s Expansion Plans In New York-JFK

by Trefis Team
In an attempt to defend its leading position at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, Delta Air Lines  decided to launch new upgraded flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco in the second half of the year. The news came almost a week after J...
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Did BlackBerry’s Weak Q1 Numbers Strengthen The Case For A Sale?

by Trefis Team
Skepticism surrounding  BlackBerry ‘s (NASDAQ:BBRY) turnaround plan appears to have mounted, after it missed Q1 FY 2016 earnings and revenue expectations last week. The miss was driven by weak uptake of its two new flagship devices, plummet...
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Weak Debt Market Activity In Q2 Likely To Hit Origination Fees At Banks

by Trefis Team
Global debt capital markets remained depressed for yet another quarter, with companies around the globe raising just over $1.4 trillion through debt issuance over the second quarter of 2015 according to Thomson Reuters’ quarterly report for...
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Probe Biotech’s Diverse Subsectors for Strong, Undervalued Companies: Van Leeuwenhoeck’s Marcel Wijma

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Submitted by The Life Sciences Report as part of our contributors program Probe Biotech’s Diverse Subsectors for Strong, Undervalued Companies: Van Leeuwenhoeck’s Marcel Wijma This interview was conducted by Gail Dutton of The Li...
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The Familiar Economics of Legal Weed

by Samantha Solomon
Submitted by Wall St. Daily as part of our contributors program The Familiar Economics of Legal Weed By Samantha Solomon, Editor-in-Chief, Commodities Ganja is going mainstream. These days, soccer moms and punk rockers alike are visit...
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